Banana Walnut Bread

With a lot of time suddenly freed up after being done teaching a lab course, I took the opportunity during the weekend to bake a couple of things. It had been a while! Since I had some very ripe bananas in my fridge that needed to be used, I started with this vegan banana and walnut bread. It was simple to make, but the first time that I tasted it I wasn’t too impressed. I found it a bit too salty and not sweet enough. I thought that it was perhaps because my bananas were beyond saving.

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Tangy Lemon Walnut Squares

Lemon desserts are not my favorite thing on the planet, but when one cannot eat chocolate one has to adapt. I made these bars mostly because walnuts are involved and they are easy to share, which is a bonus and makes it easy to bring to work! Perhaps I was a bit biased to start with, but I was not a big fan of this recipe. I found that the base was much to thick compared to the lemon layer, which made for a more dense and nutty bar.

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Apple Cheddar Walnut Scones

This weekend I had the good fortune of remembering that scones are delicious: crunchy on the outside yet moist and tender on the inside. As such, I made these apple cheddar walnut scones and was very pleased with the result! The cheddar cheese called for in this recipe adds a tangy kick that is very pleasing.

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Frosted Banana Nut Bars

Yield: 16-18 bars Recipe: 31/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 66     The incoming weekend could only mean one thing: time to bake and enjoy the weekend with friends! I wanted to make something sweet but light (ish) at the same time. I thus made these seemingly finger-licking good banana nut bars, with frosting! The…

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Rocky Road Tart

Yield: one 9-inch tart Recipe: 26/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 115    Since I wanted to bake a couple of things this weekend and was looking for some ideas, I offered my roommate and best friend to chose the dessert of her liking that I would subsequently make. She thus sacrificed herself to be my…

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Banana Coconut Muffins

Yield: 10 muffins Recipe: 19/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 214    Something I love baking is muffins. Muffins are versatile, delicious and usually quite filling, just like these ones. They’re almost like a healthy cupcake (or so I like to think when I’m eating one!). This recipe for banana coconut muffins was bound to be…

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